Excellent local restaurantWe have been going here for a couple of years. Service and food are always excellent!!! Worth the trip.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restautant in nycI'm never disappointed when i visit this gem in northern astoria. the food is divine, the specials list is exhaustive and the wine list amazing. Great food, great service an all around great experience.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PastaWe had some of the best pasta of our lives there. Do not miss the cheese stuffed ravioli (Ravioli Ricchi).
Also the wait staff were excellent. They were knowledgeable and attentive.
This is an outstanding restaurant.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant, greatWonderful restaurant, great food, great service. Never disappointing.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!We always have a great time at Trattoria L'Incontro. The room is pretty and warm. The service is over the top. Everyone is very warm and courteous and so very attentive.
The pasta dishes are out of this world.....always an interesting choice...always unusual....always delicious!
The owner, Rocco, is a dominant and welcoming presence...greeting guests, chatting, and making sure all is up to his standards.
We all love it there....we come back with different people for all different occasions....and it's all good.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find. We enjoyed it so much.Fabulous staff. Everyone was so attentive food was tops. Can't wait to return. We were celebrating anniversaries and we were offered complimentary cappuccino6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time there this week.Second time there this week. Great food, great staff. Don't even look at the menu, their specials are out of this world!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA palatable experienceBesides the extensive menu, this restaurant always has a list of specials that will appeal to everyone. The chef is creative and not afraid to offer new and interesting sauces and flavor combinations. I live in westchester county and it is definitely worth the trip into Astoria for a very enjoyable meal.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNow that's Italian!What a great find and just a short block from the Subway's last stop at Ditmars.
Food, service and selection were exactly what I hoped to find in a New York Italian restaurant, but up until L'Incontro, I was underwhelmed.
Chef Bronco made a fuss over my girls which added a special touch to a perfect evening!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMfood/service live up to the hypeFood and service are top notch & worthy of all the acclaim they receive. Tiny drawback is the loud main dining room which makes it a challenge to hear all the details of the lengthy list of specials the wait staff impressively recite. Decor is a bit generic for such a special place, would be nice if it felt more intimate and cozy. I chose chicken paillard, crusted with crushed pistachios, almonds and walnuts,topped with a salad of chopped avocado, tomato & onion, it was nearly literally "bursting" with flavor. My husband's short ribs w/polenta was"very good" but he was jealous of my dinner! Dessert of pistachio creme brulee was simply delicious. A quick table side chat with chef Rocco was nice addition to the evening too.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceBest service I have ever had! Very attentive servers with great attitudes, really made us feel special. I recommend this place to anyone looking for some great Italian food!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fine dining experience.From the moment we walked in our reservation time was honored. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful, very professional
The food was delicious, extensive menu with a great variety. The Chef owner Rocco was very personable talking with our group of Six, and in fact sent over a delectable appetizer for us to try. We all look forward to going back soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten at this placeI have eaten at this place several times and I find it to be Amazing. The service is always top-notch and the food is absolutely amazing.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNoiseWe went during the week and the noise level was very high. Also, the specials are much more expensive than items on the menu.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointedI've been to this restaurant many times over the past several years. I travel to NYC on a semi-regular basis on business, and I always look forward to the opportunity to eat here.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Meal AgainOnce again this could be one of the best restaurants in the city. Vinnie makes you feel right at home the service is second to none and the food never disappoints you. The Specials are what really makes this place they are awesome and the variety is so big if you have been there you know what I mean if not get there and try it. They have a great wine list and take great pride in making sure you are happy with your dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTrattoria L'incontro is aTrattoria L'incontro is a restaurant that everyone should experience. It is always a special evening for us. My wife and I haved dined in many fine restaurants over the years and I can flat out say this is the best of all. The food tastes like it was made in heaven and Vinny and the staff are top notch. We cannot wait till the next time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNot To Be MissedOh how I long to live nearer to Trattoria L'incontro...I would become a "regular" and treasure my frequent visits.
Always a delight...for the tastebuds. Chef Rocco & team are to be praised!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my all-time favoriteThis is my all-time favorite "special occasion" restaurant. What makes this restaurant unique, is the food is always consistent, the service impeccible, they always make you feel special, never rushed. I've been there many times, and never disappointed. We had the lobster tails (special) which were to die for, served with delicious mashed potatoes and string beans which were cooked to perfection. Appetizers we had my favorite, stuffed artichoke, with enough delicious sauce to sop up with fresh bread; we also had the seasonal stuffed zucchini flowers. Dessert did not disappoint either: semi fredo and lemon tart with steaming hot capuccino.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!! Chef Rocco isFantastic!! Chef Rocco is hands on and makes your experience ten fold. Food is out of this world.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways SuperbBeen going here for years and it is one of the best restaurants in New York. Superb food and service with a menu and specials that have to be seen and heard to be believed. Great well priced wine list and caring management are the icing on the cake. Definitely worth a visit from Manhattan.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Trattoria L'incontroFirst time at Trattoria L'incontro and will definitely be back. Everything was superb - from the food down to the service. I can't believe it took me 3 years to finally eat here.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in queensAs always from the moment we walked in and were greeted by Vinnie to the last drop of desert everything was simply amazing. If you have never been you must go. Service is top notch and food seems to taste better every time we go.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is one ofThis restaurant is one of the best I have been to in a long time. From start to finish it was great the food and service were outstanding. The specials that they had were great along with a fabulous wine list. Our waiter and bus boys gave us world class service. You will not be disappointed here try it and you will be back for more. They also have valet parking.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFeels like we are a special guestEvery time we go to L'Incontro we feel like we are a part of the family. Our daughters (one infant, one toddler) are so taken care of that we almost feel left out. The food is beyond excellent (and that includes the memories of our Italy trip less than a year ago). Never order off the menu, always listen for the specials and eat them the way the chef recommends.
There isn't an Italian restaurant outside of Italy that I can recommend more than L'Incontro.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first venture for dinnerMy first venture for dinner in an "outer borough" and it was spectacular.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time forThis was the second time for my husband and I eating here.
We brought two friends this time and all of us can't
Wait to go back Everything was wonderful!!! Would recommend
This restaurant to other friends and family4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWho KnewWho knew there was such a gem tucked away in Astoria. Rivals any in Manhattan.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely first dateI wanted an impressive first date, so I researched and asked lots of questions. Many recommendations and great reviews for this place. Made reservations on line, mentioned it was a first date, "something romantic.". When I confirmed the reservation with the hostess, she took note of the first date comment and moved our table "further back, away from the front." Wasn't sure what that meant, having never been there, but sounded like what I wanted. Despite traffic and distance, we still managed to arrive a half hour early. No problem. They seated us immediately. More specials than we could remember, our waiter has a very impressive memory! The food, fantastic, service was lovely, wonderful first date! Expensive, but worth it! I left a big tip!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, innovative takes onFresh, innovative takes on classic Italian dishes. It's the blending of surprising ingredients that makes the food so exciting here: cod in a pistachio and vanilla sauce, for example.
Neighborhood places like this, with lost of regulars, can sometimes make you feel like an unwelcome outsider, but at L'incontro they are always glad to see everyone, the chef is out and about, and your waiters do their best to make you happy.
Worth the long subway ride!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. One of the top relstaurants in ny.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCan never miss at this restaurant.Can never miss at this restaurant. The food never disappoints and they always make you feel comfortable. The maitre'd is extremely friendly and concerned about his customers and goes out of his way to make sure your experience there is memorable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMas always delicious; the waiteras always delicious; the waiter was entertaining and super helpful;4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the categorical bestStill the categorical best for Italian cuisine in Queens! I have been coming here for 10 years (since it opened) and it has only gotten better. I always opt for one of the (many) specials, and I have yet to open up the menu!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVinny the matre d is the bestVinny the matre d is the best and Rocco the chef/owner is so personable! My whole family and network of friends love it there. We go at least once every two weeks!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant. WouldWonderful restaurant. Would like it more if the many specials were printed rather than recited by the waiter. Also, a full bar would be appreciated.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a 1st Class TimeThey never disappoint here! Always a great meal and pleasurable experience! Extremely attentive staff and a visit from Chef Rocco makes you feel like you're the only guest around.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!! Attentive staffFantastic!!! Attentive staff coupled with amazing food- perfect4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from start to finishEverything from start to finish was superb!!The service was impeccable! I would highly recommend this restaurant. There were so many specials to choose from it was hard to narrow it down!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways exeptional!Have been visiting to eat many times before and this time for once more me my wife and the children really enjoyed it!The food was great and the chef was kind enought to come out from the kitchen to our table to say hello and offer us a dessert ice cream encrusted in chocolate.I had a tiramisu which was amasing!The only thing was the wine by the glass that my wife ordered was just about 5oz!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always outstanding,The food is always outstanding, and the choices are huge. The service fantastic. We are always greeted by the management and owner, which makes our dining experience special. One of our favorite restaurants.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food served with love.Great food served with love. The Octopus, Marlin sushi, Cod and Grouper are out of this world. The entire staff pays special attention to detail to make for an unforgettable dining experience. Food and wine recommendations are always a hit. How they remember the list of ever-changing daily specials is amazing.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoying TrattoriaI always enjoying Trattoria L'incontro.......LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointing! Wonderful!Never disappointing. Every time we go the food is amazing and the staff is generous.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm and friendly staff.Warm and friendly staff. Everyone is welcomed as a regular even if its your first time there. The food is exceptional and there are numerous(it takes minutes for the waiter to review them) maybe too many, specials in a addition to the menu items.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time there, coming fromfirst time there, coming from CT. You guys made us feel welcome, especially singing happy birthday to my wife and sister. We will have to make the trip again. Well worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is almost impossible forIt is almost impossible for a restaurant to execute evey single dish perfectly, but Trattoria Lincontro did. Truly impressed.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't wrong with thisYou can't wrong with this restaurant...top notch service and ambiance. And the food is beyond amazing. The only restaurant we go to!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have a great experienceI always have a great experience there. The staff is very friendly and attentive, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is lovely.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Italian PlaceTrattoria L"Incontro is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York City. We have been here several times and are never disappointed. The choices are endless and the food always fantastic. Service is excellent from the Maitre'D, Vinnie, down to the wait staff. The Owner/Chef, Rocco, is an amazing host who is on top of all operations of this spectacular restaurant.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM